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Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 6, What You Don't Know
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directed by Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017 and Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Makario Sarsazo, fl. 1994-2016, National Geographic Film & Television, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
We're going to put you through a series of tests to show you how surprisingly little your brain understands about the way the world works. You'll be shocked, shaken and left wondering, 'How did I miss that?' Think you can explain how a zipper works, or correctly draw something as simple as a bicycle? If you said y...
directed by Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017 and Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Makario Sarsazo, fl. 1994-2016, National Geographic Film & Television, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
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Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 7, Battle of the Sexes
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directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016 and Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Stillman Brown, fl. 2012-2014, National Geographic Film & Television, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 7 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
Why does it seem like men are from Mars and women are from Venus? Play along as host Jason Silva, with help from renowned biological anthropologist Helen Fisher of Rutgers University, reveals how the male and female brain are different. We'll put real couples head-to-head and brain-to-brain to see how each gender...
directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016 and Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Stillman Brown, fl. 2012-2014, National Geographic Film & Television, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 7 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
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Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 9, You Decide
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directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Stillman Brown, fl. 2012-2014, National Geographic, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 9 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
The human brain makes thousands of decisions a day, whether you realize it or not. On the streets of Las Vegas, Nev., illusionist Apollo Robbins demonstrates choice blindness. Asking participants to pick between two photos, Apollo has them describe which woman in the picture they find most attractive. But with a s...
directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Stillman Brown, fl. 2012-2014, National Geographic, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 9 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
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Brain Games, Season 3, Episode 7, Retrain Your Brain
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directed by Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; produced by Stillman Brown, fl. 2012-2014, in Brain Games, Season 3, Episode 7 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2014), 27 mins
This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that reveal its hidden mental shortcuts, and we reveal the surprising ways to give your brain a performance boost.
directed by Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; produced by Stillman Brown, fl. 2012-2014, in Brain Games, Season 3, Episode 7 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2014), 27 mins
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Brain Games, Season 3, Episode 10, Follow the Leader
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directed by Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; produced by Mark Edlitz, fl. 1999-2015, in Brain Games, Season 3, Episode 10 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2014), 26 mins
Everyone likes to think they're unique, but like it or not, much of your behavior is influenced by copying other people. We're going to mess with your mind as we put you through a series of games and experiments designed to show you why a yawn is so contagious, how imitation leads to flattery and how to discover w...
directed by Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; produced by Mark Edlitz, fl. 1999-2015, in Brain Games, Season 3, Episode 10 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2014), 26 mins
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London Taxi Driver Brains
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produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 3 mins
London Taxi Driver Brains: London taxi drivers are the athletes of memory. To navigate central London, they must create a mental map of the thousands of streets, landmarks, and locations. University of London scientists have been studying the brains of these taxi drivers in order to learn more about memory. They a...
produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 3 mins
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Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 2, It's About Time
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directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Jason Odell Williams, fl. 2003-2017, National Geographic Film & Television, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 2 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
Wonder why a watched pot never boils? See how the brain can warp time. Neuroscientist Dr. Chess Stetson explains the oddball effect using a series of pictures. Kittens flash on viewers' screen at the same rate, but when an odd-looking creature with fangs pops up, it appears to stay on the screen for longer. Illusi...
directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Jason Odell Williams, fl. 2003-2017, National Geographic Film & Television, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 2 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
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Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 5, Power of Persuasion
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directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016; produced by Rob Goldberg, fl. 1993-2013, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
This episode of BRAIN GAMES unveils the subtle tricks and tactics that advertisers, marketers, and even con men can use to get you to do what they want, without you noticing. The power of persuasion is a $500 billion a year industry. By exposing viewers to specific stimuli, host Jason Silva can prime the audience...
directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016; produced by Rob Goldberg, fl. 1993-2013, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
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Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 11, Illusion Confusion
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directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016 and Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Mark Edlitz, fl. 1999-2015, National Geographic Film & Television, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 11 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
Most people think that optical illusions are examples of ways our brain is FAILING us. But in this episode, you'll learn how optical illusions are a great way of revealing the powerful mechanisms at work that allow your brain to perceive three dimensions. Wonder junkie Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo R...
directed by Trey Nelson, fl. 2002-2016 and Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; presented by Jason Silva, 1982-; produced by Mark Edlitz, fl. 1999-2015, National Geographic Film & Television, in Brain Games, Season 2, Episode 11 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2013), 23 mins
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Brain Games, Season 3, Episode 5, Stress Test
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directed by Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; produced by Makario Sarsozo, fl. 1994-2016, in Brain Games, Season 3, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2014), 27 mins
In this episode, you'll see how your brain manages stress and how stress also manages you. From traffic jams to screaming babies, angry bosses to bill payments, you're surrounded by stress every day. But stress has a purpose, and you'll discover why it's a good thing in many situations, even though it can overwhel...
directed by Michael Nigro, fl. 1996-2017; produced by Makario Sarsozo, fl. 1994-2016, in Brain Games, Season 3, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2014), 27 mins
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